Contact Information

Undergraduate students: For information, call Dr. Peter M. Gigliotti, Commencement Committee chair, at 477-1202 or send e-mail to SUnews@ship.edu.

Graduate students: For information, view Graduate Commencement or send e-mail to TRPear@ship.edu

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General Information

Web Coverage

The Spring 2014 graduate commencement ceremony will be available online by clicking here.

The Spring 2014 undergraduate commencement ceremony is available online by clicking here.

Live coverage of the ceremonies will be on the Comcast Community Access Channel 21 and Campus Cable Channel 82.

Undergraduate Commencement Video Order Form 

Graduate Commencement Video Order Form

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Getting to Ship

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Winter Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
11 a.m., Dec. 13 , 2014

Information for Faculty Participants

The Winter commencement programs are Dec. 12 for graduate students and Dec. 13 for undergraduate students. The graduate ceremony is 7 p.m. in the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center and the undergraduate ceremony is 11 a.m. in Heiges Field House. Information on the graduate ceremony will be shared by the School of Graduate Studies. 

  • Faculty Participation: The Commencement Committee invites faculty to participate. College deans will poll department chairs by Dec. 5 to determine the number of faculty participants to provide an accurate count of required seats. 
  • Cap and gown : Faculty members who wish to order academic regalia are asked to contact the University Store at ext. 1600 from on campus or 477-1600 from off campus.
  • Diploma presentation: If you want to present a diploma cover to a family member or student who is graduating, please contact Dr. Peter M. Gigliotti at ext. 1202 or via e-mail at pmgigl@ship.edu by Dec. 5.
  • Guest admission: No tickets are required for general admission to the program. Faculty and administrators who wish to bring a guest may obtain a ticket for reserved seating from the Office of University Communications and Marketing, ext. 1201. Deadline to request tickets is Dec. 5.
  • Guest arrival: Doors to the field house arena will open at 9 a.m. (or earlier in the case of inclement weather) for guests. Light refreshments will be available in the arena. Please have your guests arrive in time to be seated by 10:15 a.m.
  • Robing: Please use the lobby entrance to the field house. Faculty will assemble by 10:30 a.m. in the locker room areas. Women faculty will robe in the Lady Raiders locker room. Men will robe in the main men’s locker room. The platform party, administrators, special participants, etc. will robe in the Red Raiders locker room.
  • Academic procession: The academic procession will form at 10:45 a.m. and start promptly at 11 a.m. The mace bearer will lead the processional followed by the graduating class, faculty, trustees and administrators, and then the platform party. The mace bearer will lead the recessional followed by the platform party, trustees and administrators, and faculty. Faculty who elect not to recess so they may meet with graduates are asked to step aside so other faculty may continue in the recessional.

Should you have any questions concerning your participation in the ceremony, please contact Dr. Gigliotti at ext. 1202 or via e-mail at pmgigl@ship.edu.  

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